Acoustic Scoring and Locating System for Rockets, Artillery & Mortars

Lukasz Stano, Jelmer Wind, Hans-Elias de Bree

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Acoustic sensors can be used to detect, classify and locate battlefield threats such as mortars, rifles and various vehicles. Sound pressure microphones are commonly used for this purpose, but this article focuses on Acoustic Vector Sensors (AVS’s). These sensors consist of three orthogonal particle velocity sensors in combination with a sound pressure microphone. These sensors make it possible to measure the direction-of-arrival of a sound wave instantaneously. The use of multiple sensors leads to very robust source localization and classification. This paper presents a system which consists of multiple Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS’s). Applications, with an emphasis on Acoustic Scoring and Locating System for Rockets, Artillery & Mortars (RAM-LOC), are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Wireless World Workshop (W3)
EditorsDesislava Dimitrova, Koen Blom, Nirvana Meratnia
Place of PublicationEnschede, the Netherlands
PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Wireless World Workshop, W3 2011 - Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Sept 201127 Sept 2011
Conference number: 3

Publication series

NameCTIT workshop proceedings series
VolumeWP 11-05
ISSN (Print)0929-0672


Workshop3rd Wireless World Workshop, W3 2011
Abbreviated titleW3 2011


  • Battlefield acoustics
  • CRAM
  • Situational awareness


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